Work

Expansion of East Stand at Khalifa Stadium

Location

Qatar, Middle East

Overview

Khalifa Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Doha, Qatar. It is part of the Doha Sports City Complex which also includes the Aspire Academy, Hamad Aquatic center, and the Aspire tower.

Following a major re-development in 2004 - 2005, Khalifa Stadium was the main venue for the 2006 Asian Games. Since then, the Stadium has served as the centerpiece of the Aspire Zone, Qatar’s elite sporting precinct. Over this period, it has played host to various international football and athletics track and field events, with a seating capacity of 39,500.

In developing the design, importance has been placed on maintaining the architectural integrity of this national icon, in particular the signature lighting arch that spans across the facility and the west grandstand with its arched roof structure.

Dar scope included:

  • the extension the East stand to achieve the capacity for 45,000 FIFA compliant seats.
  • design for outdoor Cooling of Stadium including air-conditionning of Playfield and bleachers
  • new shading Tent for North, South and East side maintaining the West shade inplace.

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